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17 Jun 2024, 1:25 pm

three bullet thoughts:

1.what does it mean to meditate on the concept of 0 and one?

2. what can you learn by thinking about these two numbers in terms of what they potentially mean conceptually?

3. Can anyone provide a list of 10 or more potential thoughts they have when they think about these numbers?

4. love from Cambridge MA

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17 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm

misha00 wrote:
1.what does it mean to meditate on the concept of 0 and one?


i dunno the concept


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17 Jun 2024, 2:02 pm

Me neither but I like 1


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17 Jun 2024, 2:16 pm

True or/and false.
High or/and low, outer or/and inner.
Positive or/and negative.
Self or/and other, inclusive or exclusive.
Binary or/and nonbinary.
Linear or/and lateral.
Presence or/and absence.
Light or/and shadow.
Fear or/and love.
Attachment or/and detachment.
Separation or/and unity.
Conditional or/and unconditional.


Polarization and paradoxes.
Saturation and contrasts. :lol:
Dichotomies and oppositions.


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17 Jun 2024, 2:21 pm

misha00 wrote:
three bullet thoughts:

1.what does it mean to meditate on the concept of 0 and one?

2. what can you learn by thinking about these two numbers in terms of what they potentially mean conceptually?

3. Can anyone provide a list of 10 or more potential thoughts they have when they think about these numbers?

4. love from Cambridge MA

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The point of exercises like that is usually to break out of your normal way of thinking, it's a pretty old method. Basically, you meditate on the concept and pretty much only the concept until the brain gives up on trying to undrstand. Usually, you'll then move on to the next koan in the list. I personally liked The Zen Experience by Thomas Hoover as he did a pretty good job of explaining the historical context of this type of practice. It's really an ADHD way of approaching the world in a lot of ways.



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17 Jun 2024, 3:06 pm

MatchboxVagabond wrote:
The Zen Experience by Thomas Hoover


what is that book about?


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17 Jun 2024, 6:08 pm

I read meditate as mediate and now I'm imagining a 0 and a 1 in counselling.

Tune in next time to the real lives of numbers where we'll find out in a shocking discovery why the others are afraid of number 7. Meanwhile, 0 and 1 are having a dispute that is anything but binary.


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17 Jun 2024, 7:36 pm

1. Binary logic / Boolean Algebra

2. "One", by Three Dog Night (1969)

3. The limits of probability (e.g., 0 to 1, inclusive)

4. Asimov's Zeroth Law of Robotics: "A robot may not injure humanity or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm."

5. Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics: "If two systems are in thermal equilibrium with a third system, then they are in thermal equilibrium with each other."

6. First Principles: "Basic propositions or assumptions that cannot be deduced from any other proposition or assumption."

7. First Rule of Fight Club: "You don't talk about Fight Club!"

8. A one-off character on The Jetsons (e.g., "Space-Boy Zoom and his dog Zero!").

9. An clue given in an episode of Mandrake the Magician (e.g., "Where Zero Meets Zero")

10. A place-holder in in the Arabic number system.


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17 Jun 2024, 9:58 pm

ocean wrote:
MatchboxVagabond wrote:
The Zen Experience by Thomas Hoover


what is that book about?

It's a history of Zen starting with Indian Buddhism. Along the way it talks a bit about the basis for the study of koans, which is often what these sorts of meditations are ultimately about.



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18 Jun 2024, 4:08 am

Lost_dragon wrote:
I read meditate as mediate and now I'm imagining a 0 and a 1 in counselling.

Tune in next time to the real lives of numbers where we'll find out in a shocking discovery why the others are afraid of number 7. Meanwhile, 0 and 1 are having a dispute that is anything but binary.


The numbers Pi and E have been in couples counseling for years. Both accuse the other of "being irrational".



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18 Jun 2024, 4:16 am

A soundtrack for our meditations on ...

zero...




and on one...



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18 Jun 2024, 8:50 am

if you reach yourself, one person, then you could affect the world for the good, potentially, even if in a small way.

but this is obvious. but obvious doesn't mean stupid. and stupid doesn't mean irrelevant.